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Item Details
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Culture
Egyptian
Title
Dayr al-Bahri, Relief of barge crossing the Nile
Work Type
Sculpture; Funerary Complex; photographs
Location
Egypt, Dayr al-Bahri
Material
black and white photography
Measurements
21 x 26.2 cm
Description
There is a small tear in the center of the bottom edge of the print.
Comprising a bay in the cliffs, the site lies on the west bank of the Nile, east of the Valley of the Kings; its name (Arabic for "northern monastery") refers to a monastery built there in the 7th century CE. Of the three ancient Egyptian structures on the site, one, the funerary temple of King Mentuhotep II (built c. 1970 BCE) has lost much of its superstructure. The second, the terraced temple of Queen Hatshepsut (built c. 1470 BCE), was uncovered (1894–96) beneath the monastery ruins and subsequently underwent partial restoration. A fuller restoration of the third terrace, sanctuary, and retaining wall was started in 1968 by a Polish archaeological mission, which also found a third temple built by Thutmose III, in about 1435 BCE, above and between the two earlier temples. It had been destroyed by a rockfall in about 1160 BC. All three temples were linked by long causeways to valley temples with docking facilities. Situated against one of the cliffs, Hatshepsut's temple is a famous example of creative architectural exploitation of a site.Britannica Online
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Subject
Burial
Source
Volume 09: Karnak Page 37
Image Materials/Technique
albumen paper
Inscription
on album page, lower left, in pencil: 156; on album page, lower center, in black ink: Der el Bahari - Bas-Relief.
Rights
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File Properties
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1354276.fpx
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